|The Tents,the Pretty Girls and Homemade Gingerbread at Northport - Ned Lightner|
Today's Bayside, Maine began as the Northport Wesleyan Grove Camp Meeting in 1849. Maine Methodists gathered in Northport for two weeks each summer for a religious festival at "this most beautiful spot, on a point of land making out to the bay". From the congregations of the first twenty towns represented by the Methodists, the population grew to include rusticators,excursionists,and vacationers. Tents pitched in small lots evolved into modest cottages with elaborate "gingerbread" decor; a grand...
Keywords: people; festivals; lecture; Bayside; rusticators; Methodists; Wesleyan Grove; Northport; Maine
|Neighborhood Stores - GEM Productions|
Gone are most of the neighborhood stores with the owner in the store and replaced by the drive-in convenience store. Short subject used between regular programming.
Keywords: oral history; neighborhood store; people; documentary; convenience store
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles Part 2 - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society curator Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; hearse; driving; museum
|Traditional Shaker Cooking - Richard Erwin,Steve Brissette,Patti Mikkelsen|
Sister Frances Carr of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society on Shaker herbs and other food products. Afterward, three other Shakers field questions from the audience on various subjects about life in the Shaker community.
Keywords: farming; people; lecture; herbs; cooking; recipes; livestock; Shakers
|Mark and Tim: Treatment Plant - Mark Kuzio|
This is a funny look at how the Belfast sewage treatment plant works. Mark and Tim are two local funny guys who have a show that is remarkably informative at times.
Keywords: sewage treatment; Belfast; Maine; city; pollution; interview; people; natural resources
|Maine Made Automobiles - Richard Erwin|
Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.
Keywords: travel; lecture; people; automobiles; snowmobiles; Maine; wheels; engines
|Somewhere in Waldo County: Railcycles - Ned Lightner|
The Brooks, Maine Preservation Society has taken responsibility for some rarely used railroad tracks. They purchased some human powered "railcycles" and offer tours of the scenic sections of the railroad. We pedal along with the tour leader and learn a little local history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; travel; railroad; railcycles; Brooks; Maine Preservation Society
|Somewhere in Waldo County: Baldwin - Ned Lightner|
A home that is energy efficient and "off the grid" that was built for under $25,000 is the subject of this program. We get a tour of this innovative home by its builder, Peter Baldwin.
Keywords: interview; people; natural resources; sustainability; energy efficiency; Peter Baldwin; homes
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles Part 3 - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society curator, Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; hearse; driving; museum
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society Curator, Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; museum; driving; hearse
|A Talk by Nina Roth-Wells, Painting Conservator - Bob MacGregor and Patti Mikkelson|
Painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells of Georgetown, Maine describes the process she used to clean and conserve a winter-scape painting on the back panel of a vintage sleigh. The sleigh was originally owned by the Libby family and now resides at the Skyliine Farm Carriage & Sleigh Museum in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Keywords: arts; logging; education; lecture; people; conservation; paintiing; art conservation; sleigh; Libby genealogy; museum
|South Portland Shipyard Society - SPC-TV & Ed Langlois|
Tribute to the 30,000 men and women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII building Liberty Ships. Archival footage and stills combined with period music and actual blueprints of the shipyards followed by a brief tour of the area today showing decaying buildings, with an active commercial boat launching and repair business. The scene at the end with Ed walking away from the camera was his idea...
Keywords: wars; education; people; maritime history; South Portland; shipyard; Ed Langlois; Liberty Ships.shipbuilding
|John Ford--Game Warden - Ned Lightner|
John Ford has seen it all as a game warden serving Waldo County Maine. Fortunately, he is also a gifted storyteller. This program was recorded at Belfast Senior College. Ford had his audience entranced by the numerous interesting accounts of his career.
Keywords: people; conservation; lecture; natural resources; John Ford; game warden; Waldo County; law enforcement; Maine
|A Closer Look at Malaga Island - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island,now owned by the Trust. Malaga Island was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history...
Keywords: lobstering; fishing; education; people; lecture; oral history; civil rights; Malaga Island; eviction; interracial; prejudice
|Maine in the War of 1812 - Richard Erwin,Bob MacGregor,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historical researcher and teacher,Larry Glatz, talks about the role that Maine played in the War of 1812. A New Gloucester Historical Presentation.
Keywords: education; people; wars; lecture; Native Americans; maritime history; oral history; battles; British; treaty; generals; Canada
|Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Brian Soucy|
New Gloucester resident, Stephen Chandler reads excerpts from letters written by one of his ancestors, Anna Potter Chandler when she was a teenager in the late 1800s. The program was a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: letters; teenagers; Victorian; genealogy; carriages; lecture; oral history; Anna Potter Chandler; people; travel
|The John Grant Era - Katie Winship|
For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.
Keywords: documentary; John Grant; movie theater history; Colonial Theater; interview; arts; people; oral history; Belfast; Maine
|Doll Circus - Ned Lightner|
Joe Bryant is a tinkerer. His wife, Bea is a doll collector.Joe has breathed life into Bea's doll collection and created a "doll circus". It is an amazing sight. This program takes a tour of the circus with its creator.
Keywords: interview; people; oral history; dolls; Joe Bryant; Bea Bryant; Thorndike; Maine; Barbie Dolls
|South Portland High School Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a major renovation to the South Portland High School on May 7, 2012.
Keywords: live event; people; education; oral history; news; South Portland High School; groundbreaking ceremony
|Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Moses Greenleaf; people; maps; surveyor; lecture; oral history; natural resources; travel; settlers; borders; Masons
|Somewhere in Waldo County:Belfast Town Clock - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine town clock is owned by the city but resides in the steeple of the First Church. We tag along with Bob Stover who is setting the clock an hour ahead for Spring. Bob gives a tour of the works and we learn some history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; conservation; oral history; town clock; Belfast; Maine; clock tower
|May Sarton: She Knew a Phoenix - Karen Saum|
Interview with poet,May Sarton at her home.
Keywords: interview; people; literature; poetry; arts; Maine; New England; May Sarton; gardening; women writers
|Nathaniel Hawthorne Among the Shakers - Patti Mikkelsen, Richard Erwin|
Dr. Steven B. Rogers, a summer resident of New Gloucester, shares his research regarding Hawthorne's connections to the Shakers, which goes back to Hawthorne's boyhood in Maine in the 1820s and continued throughout his lifetime. Roger's talk took place at a New Gloucester Historical Society gathering.
Keywords: people; literature; lecture; Hawthorne; Shakers; author; Longfellow; Franklin Pierce; New Gloucester; Maine
|Working Women of Waldo County - Karen Saum|
Documentary about working women in local factories in Waldo County, Maine. Sardine,chicken processing,shoes and elecronic factories all since closed.
Keywords: interview; fishing; people; oral history; women; labor; factories; Waldo County; Maine; documentary
|Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Portland and South Portland.
Keywords: education; people; parades; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Memorial Bridge; National Guard; Chandlers Band
|Complete Spannochia Symposium 2010 - Arthur Nichols|
Italian farmers, cooks, food conservationists and others come to Maine as part of a symposium on food, landscape, and community in Tuscany and New England.
Keywords: food; Italy; farming; farm; landscape; community; Tuscany; Spannochia; Arthur Nichols; CTN; Community Television Network; interview; education; people; conservation; natural resources
|South Portland During the Civil War - South Portland Historical Society and SPC-TV|
An oral presentation with slide show given by Kenneth E. Thompson, Historian, Portland Harbor Museum.
Keywords: Lighthouses; education; people; wars; lecture; oral history; maritime history; Civil War; South Portland; Historical; forts; Maine Coast
|Rosie the Riveter Day-Women Support the War Effort USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
More than 100 women who either worked or were the daughters and relatives of women who worked as welders in the South Portland Shipyards were paid tribute as representatives of the US Postal Service unvieled it's "Rosie the Riveter" stamp at the South Portland Performing Arts Center". Guest speakers included then Congresswoman Susan Collins.
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; shipbuilding; women welders; Rosie the Riveter; Portland Harbor Museum; USPS Stamp; news
|Liberty Ship Memorial Dedication - SPC-TV|
More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. The South Portland Shipyard Society and others solicited donations and won approval for the erection of a memorial to these workers. Guest speakers included former Maine Governor Ken Curtis, Boris Korotyaev,Vice President of the Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood, Congressman John Baldacci, City Manager,Jeffrey Jordan, and Frederic L...
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ship Memorial; Boris Korotyaev; Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood; John Baldacci; Jeffrey Jordan; Frederic L. Thompson; Governor Ken Curtis
|On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles|
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning...
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret Peg Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder